The Continental Army, Chapter II

The Continental Army: Washington and the Continental Congress Formation of a New England army in the first months after Lexington marked the first phase in the military struggle with England, but even as the regional army gathered before Boston, a significant step in the creation of a national force was being taken in Philadelphia. The …

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Fight at Kingsbridge, New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9.—In the evening of the 2d, Lieutenant-Colonel Emmerick marched with one hundred men, drawn from the regiments of the line, from the encampment near New York, to Phillips’ house; as, the next morning, a number of wagons, under …

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The Wyoming Massacre

July 20.—During the past week many of the distressed refugees from the Wyoming settlement on the Susquehannah, who escaped the general massacre of the inhabitants, have passed through Poughkeepsie, in New York. From them we have collected the following account, viz.:—Previous to the narrative, it may be necessary to inform some of our readers, that …

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